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I have two examples in mind. The first is this stunning Veterans' Memorial, and the second is the more prosaic and common examples of analemnas in art, the one in the movie Castaway, for example.

Note - I don't mean "analemna"...an analemna is a single example of a technique for what I'm talking about. I wouldn't say that the Veterans' Memorial strictly uses an analemna, except to the extent that the projection is a particular point on the analemna. In the absence of a better term, I guess I would settle on "analemnic projection", but Google comes up with zero point zero results for that.

Anyhow, whatever what kind of art this is, I really dig it, so I'd like to know if there's a term for it. Surely some Fine Arts post-doc has come up with one.

  • Note: It's an "analemma", not an "analemna". And Google does have three hits for "analemmatic projection", though they are all clearly from the same source material. – wfaulk Nov 12 '14 at 23:03
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    Another notable example may be the moving shadow on the Temple of Kukulcan in Chichen Itza during the equinox. – wfaulk Nov 12 '14 at 23:11
  • Yes, wfaulk, that's exactly what I'm talking about. – Chris B. Behrens Nov 13 '14 at 0:22
  • Wfaulk, I think "analemmatic projection art" is the answer...I'm getting other examples of the art on Google now. Go ahead and post it and I'll accept it. – Chris B. Behrens Nov 13 '14 at 0:25
  • Boy will Arizona be annoyed when procession of the equinoxes messes up their sculpture. – Oldcat Nov 13 '14 at 22:25
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It's an "analemma", not an "analemna". And Google does have three hits for "analemmatic projection", though they are all clearly from the same source material.

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